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Latin and Greek MA Programs

The Department offers Masters of Arts degree programs in Greek and Latin. These programs serve primarily as supplementary degree programs for students pursuing Ph.D. degrees in related discipline, and are normally open only to students currently enrolled in graduate programs at the University of Michigan.

All prospective applicants should confer with a representative of the Department before applying.

Requirements for Admission

In addition to Rackham requirements, prospective students must submit three letter of recommendation, a writing sample (limit 20 pages), and official transcripts.

-Applicants for the MA in Greek should have completed two years of classical Greek at the college level.

-Applicants for the MA in Latin should have completed three years of college Latin (two years if the language was begun in high school). 

Degree Requirements

MA IN GREEK -- 24 credit hours

  • At least 12 credit hours must be in courses in Greek
  • 6-8 credit hours may be in courses in Latin
  • At least 4 (up to 6) credit hours must be in approved cognate courses
  • A translation examination in Greek; this requirement may be fulfilled by a passing grade in one semster of History of Greek Literature (see reading list below)

MA IN LATIN -- 24 credit hours

  • At least 12 credit hours must be in courses in Latin
  • 6-8 credit hours may be in courses in Greek
  • At least 4 (up to 6) credit hours must be in approved cognate courses
  • A translation examination in Latin; this requirement may be fulfilled by a passing grade in one semster of History of Roman Literature (see reading list below)

For cognate work for the MA in Greek or Latin, the following fields are especially recommended: Greek or Latin language and literature, ancient history, Greek or Roman archaeology, ancient philosophy, classical linguistics

Financial Assistance

The Department offers some fellowship assistance to students in the Latin teaching certificate program, and Latin graduate student instructorships may be available. Applicants are also encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Aid for information on student loans and work/study. Any student who receives a work/study award can be assured of a job within the Department as a research assistant, grader, etc. In addition, the Graduate Funding Office has information on other forms of fellowship aid.